You Win Some, You Lose Some

Now here’s a word I’ve never heard – Moxie, the latest WordPress Daily Prompt. Googled it, like you do, and came up with this:

moxie

noun

North American informal
  1. force of character, determination, or nerve.
    “when you’ve got the moxie, you need the clothes to match”
Origin
1930s: from Moxie, the proprietary name of a soft drink.
 So I drank it down and wrote this acrostic poem …
M onday, for once, things brightened up. He accepted a decent
O ffer for his run-down house from one who'd lived in it as a child.
X erxes Crumb was on the up and no mistake! How right Ma had been,
I t turned out, to name him after a mighty emperor! On Tuesday  
E verything went black. Moving in, the nostalgic buyer struck oil...

 

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13 thoughts on “You Win Some, You Lose Some

  1. Moxie— common word around here, Dave. Sort of like saying someone has balls, if you will pardon the expression. Buying a beat up old house, is definitely an example of moxie. Striking oil was the payoff. –Curt

  2. Well, it just occurred to me that acrostic poetry is a great way to increase one’s vocabulary. I am glad that Mondays can be bright, then I see the good fortune of striking oil for the buyer, and I think that’s probably what will happen to me when I sell, lol!

  3. I have had Moxie cola, in regular and diet forms. I quite like it. It’s most similar to Dr Pepper, among common sodas, though not so sweet. A bit more fruit-y. I’m surprised it hasn’t had a comeback amongst hipster circles, but maybe its Maine stronghold is enough for the company just now.

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